Asian Pacific Islander Chapter

Dedicated to the understanding of Asian and Pacific Islander awareness in our community

We build lasting relationships through shared experiences while furthering Asian Pacific Islander culture and strive to dispel negative Asian Pacific Islander stereotypes through education and outreach within the community.

Our goal is to provide support in all areas of cultural awareness involving the University and its constituents. The API Alumni Chapter incorporates the values of institution while promoting well-being, advocacy, opportunities and growth through volunteering, communication and outreach in the Asian Pacific Islander community.

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Over the past 100 years, thousands of Asian Pacific Islander students have studied in University of Nevada classrooms, cheered for the Wolf Pack at Mackay Stadium and celebrated upon graduating from the University. In May 2008, the idea to start an alumni chapter for Asian Pacific Islanders was proposed to a small group of graduates and soon-to-be graduates. With the desire to maintain relationships and continue networking with Asian Pacific Islander graduates, the idea received resounding support. Shortly after, the API Alumni Chapter was born.

Our goals

The API Alumni Chapter has developed the following goals to achieve our purpose and mission in serving and supporting the University of Nevada's API Alumni community.

  • Promote Asian Pacific Islander awareness by celebrating the achievements and success of alumni members
  • Develop career resources for new, mid-level and senior members
  • Create a mentoring program for new members and other special groups
  • Generate scholarships for high school and college students (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Provide opportunities to network and build professional/personal relationships through social events and activities
  • Support Asian Pacific Islander student organizations on campus
  • Create local community service and outreach opportunities
  • Develop fundraising to financially support the API alumni organization and contribute to the efforts of the Nevada Alumni Association
  • Recruit Asian Pacific Islander students to attend the University of Nevada
  • Support the mission and goals of University of Nevada and the Nevada Alumni Association

This chapter is for you and about you!


Any individual who is a graduate of the University of Nevada shall be eligible for membership.

Rights of Membership

All members will have a duty to promote the growth and welfare of the chapter. It is the right of all members to vote.


Help the API Chapter support Nevada students by donating to our scholarship!

Statement of non-discrimination

The University of Nevada Asian Pacific Islander Alumni Chapter does not discriminate in practice or intent on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation.

Contact us

Asian Pacific Islander
Kamil Shankar, '15, M.S.
Chapter President